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Interviewing a 5 year old

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As I have done with my older nephew, (a, b, c) I recently had the opportunity to ask my 5-year old nephew a couple of questions. Please see his responses below.

What would you rather be, a kangaroo or horse?

Uhm, a cheetah. Then when firmly prodded, he opted to be a horse.

Would you rather have one huge eye or three small eyes?

3 tiny eyes

Would you rather have a pet dinosaur or a robot? 

A robot

What superpower would you love to have?

A time capsule that can activate (seems like a very specific answer, almost like he watched it somewhere) . When I said I want to know what people are thinking, he said, oh so you want to be God? Only God can do that 😦

If you could ask God a question, what would it be?

To give me the superpower I asked for.

What’s your favourite song?

Mary did you know?

What’s something you do not like about your little sister?

That she does not share.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A plumber. So I can fix things.

What do grown ups do?

They take care of kids, wash them, feed them, play with them, bath with them …He then wistfully adds that he wishes he could be grown up so he could do his own thing.

From my previous experience with how my older nephews answers have developed over time, I am so excited to see how Neph II changes over time and then to do this with my niece as well.

 

 

 

 

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Interview with a 13 year old

Describe yourself in three words Happy, kind, mhhhh happy.

Favourite Activities Gaming, talking to friends and family, reading and watching TV.

Favourite Food Cheesecake

Favourite Colour Green, Blue

Favourite Book Body Guard – Chris Bradford

Favourite PSP Game FIFA 16

Favourite Movie Cars

Favourite Song Speaker Box

Favourite Artist Kendrick Lamar

Favourite Footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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What’s the best thing about your life right now?

That I know what school I am going to for high school. I was scared I would not get into a high school.

What don’t you like about your life right now?

Some of my school teachers because they are very rude and not nice to me.

What are you most looking forward to learning in the upcoming year?

Getting an iPad and a phone because I have never had either.

 

In ten years I will be …

23 years old. The youngest pilot ever.

Most important friendship trait? Kindness.

 

Why is the sky blue?

It is a reflection of the sea (apparently this question gauges maturity)

What do you know how to do that you can teach to others?

How to game and play play station (a bit contentious because he hardly plays with anyone but family or himself).

If you could be a sound, what would it be?

The speaker when it plays music because it is quite loud and the vibration sound it makes.

Who is your biggest hero at the moment?

My mom – she works hard. My grandparents – though old they still work hard (his grandma) and coz his granddad worked with planes.

Would you rather:

  • Travel for one week to a foreign country OR travel round your country for four weeks?  Travel round my country.
  • Be the best player in a team that always loses OR the worst player in the team that always wins? Worst player in the team that always wins.
  • Not be allowed to eat your favourite five foods for an entire year OR be allowed to eat only your favourite five foods for an entire year? Eat my favourite five foods daily.
  • Get to take a shower every day in cold water OR shower once a week in hot water? Every day in cold water.
  • Be given R1000 right now OR R50 monthly for the rest of your life? R50 for the rest of my life.

How much is a litre of petrol? R12.66 (It’s actually R14.01)

Would you ever break the rules for someone you loved or cared for. Why? Yes, it depends on what the thing is.

When you get to heaven what is one question you want to ask God? Where did you come from?

What fears have you got in your life at the moment? Contracting HIV and not waking up in the morning.

Enjoy xoxo

Also look back at an interview with a nine year old and an 11 year old .

29: Interviewing a 9 year old

I have a 9-year old nephew who gives me such joy and is so delightful and really that best thing that existed before proverbial sliced bread. As I cannot package him and sell him en masse, here is a flavour of him. Also, the mother would have a fit if I placed a picture of him but he is every bit a sugar lump and more!!

What’s the best thing about being a 9-year old?

Learning new and exciting things at school, getting older and new responsibilities

What don’t you like about being 9-years old?

NOTHING [When prompted] … uhm, washing my underwear.

What are you most looking forward to learning?

Science, flying a plane

Describe yourself in three words

Kind, loving, naughty, funny, short-tempered

In ten years I will be …

At University, studying to be a pilot, doing FUN stuff

Biggest worry?

Dying because I would be separated from those I love.

Most important friendship trait?

Laughter!

 Favourite Activities

Mathematics, Amazing Race, Cycling, PSP, Cricket, Swimming, Playing soccer with friends, eating ice cream

 Favourite Food Spaghetti

Favourite Colour Green, Blue, Purple, Black (because he knows I love it too!!)

Favourite Book Cows in Action – Steve Cole

Favourite PSP Game Brothers in Arms D-Day

Favourite Movie Cars II

Favourite Song Bruno Mars Treasure

This boy is too precious and each day there is countless of us praying that he grows up into a Godly young man like Joshua. Thinking back on all his milestones, I also can’t wait to be doing something like this with my four month old nephew and getting to watch as he develops his own personality and grows up strong and TALL as he is bound to be.

Little things Wednesday

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  • This is what little things is about!
  • The freedom not to dot my “i” when I write stuff. Take that Standard 3 teacher, I can write as I wish!
  • After three weeks of doing this, I can finally say I am enjoying the running. (Oh it helps that my partner and I got a better route to follow)
  • Enjoyed a few beautiful videos of my two-month old nephew.
  • Cheers to beautiful weather this past weekend and spending the day with my sister and 8-year old nephew.
  • Test drove this little baby. Not looking to get a new car any time soon but I have loved this car for so long, I wanted to know what it felt like to drive.
  • Great food and company for dinner at The Good Luck Club in Illovo. Slowly becoming one of my favourite places to meet people and hang out.

What little things caught your eye this past week?

Little things Wednesday

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This week I am grateful for so many little things of a personal nature to me.

  • My two little nephews – one is 8 years old and the other is just over a month old. With all the talk of a royal baby, it’s hard not to be grateful for the two that are related to me.
  • Feeling more and more integrated with the new team at work and being involved in office banter.
  • Had two difficult conversations that went very well actually.
  • After three weeks of planning, I FINALLY MADE IT BACK TO GYM!
  • Went to St Georges Parktown this past Sunday. Love that Church.
  • The opportunity to participate in a very practical and uplifting bible study with a friend in Nairobi.
  • Job 37:14: Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders

So what caught your eye this past week?